A Blast from My Past, or a Bullet Dodged?

Because I’ve always thrived on standardized tests, I qualified as a National Merit Scholar in my late high school years. As part of that, I was invited to apply for a program sponsored by the Telluride Foundation the summer before my senior year. I made it to the interview stage, but didn’t make the final cut to join the program at Cornell U. I’m not complaining — instead, I went to Western KY U and earned college credit while having one of the happiest summers of my youth.

The Telluride program has continued through the years, and its alumni roster includes numerous recognizable names both within and outside academia. However, at least one recent Telluride instructor found that the program took a disturbing turn. This is what sometimes happens when dogmatism meets education. It’s worth a read.

About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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